Taking youths out of trouble through the game

2016-02-25 06:00
 There will be action galore NY 110.

There will be action galore NY 110.

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A group od dedicated youngters will this weekend stage Kasi Afcon 5 A-Side at NY 110 Park in Gugulethu starting on Saturday.

Kwanele Youth Development chairman and tournament organiser Owen Manona said they want to address drug abuse and other social ills through sport.

“ We are a concerned group of individuals who are actively seeking to take responsibility for youth development in our community,” he said.

Manona said lack of recreational activities such as sport, arts and culture activities drove youths to shebeens.

“Young people, many of them become involved involved in self-destructive activities such as gangsterism and crime, but through our initiatives intervention, we will be able to involve the youth in healthy and positive activities,” he said.

Manona said sport keeps them away from these negative influences and help them to become responsible young leaders in the community.

“They become role models to their peers,” he enthused.

The main objective of Kwanele Youth Development project is to try to stop drugs, gangsterism, crime and help youth and also try to make Gugulethu a better place for all.

“We appeal to business people to support our endeavours because by supporting they are puttings youths out of criminal courts,” he said.

The tournament will feature male and female teams.

He said funds raised over the weekend will help in buying much needed equipment for the clubs.

If you would like to help Kwanele Youth Development, call Owen Manona on 0744610078.

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